Ratio 592 SR/BR 28 ton Bogie B Van, (M/W) Plastic Kit OO Gauge
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Ratio 592 SR/BR 28 ton Bogie B Van, (M/W) Plastic Kit OO Gauge. Please note plastic kits require Paint and Glue to complete. Kit Includes - Wheels (Plastic, Wheel Bearings And Transfers. This Kit Can Be Made Up Either As An Southern Railway (SR) Van With Lattice Windows (Not Included) Or In BR Livery With Plain Windows. These Vans Were First Made In 1937 And Continued In Use Until 1986 On Newspaper And Mail Trains. They Had Standard 8ft Bogies And Measured 50ft Long Over Headstocks. Goods Traffic Formed The Backbone Of Britain's Railway Business Until The 1960's. Before Nationalisation In 1948, There Was A Common Pool Of "Company" Wagons From The Four Main Railways To Enable Through Running. Aside From These "Private Owner" Wagons Were Owned By Businesses. This Meant That Goods Trains Could Pull Wagons Belonging To Several Railways And Many Differenet Businesses. Coal Was By Far The Most Common Type Of Goods To Be Carried. It's Open Wagons Often Seen In Sidings Country-Wide. You Were Also Liekly To See Vans For Perishable Goods Like Fish And Bananas, And Regional Goods, Such As China Clay From The South West AndHops In The South East England.